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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

Capstone Ceremony at NJIT To Thank Volunteer Corporate Teachers, Mentors and Parents for Running Free Program and Highlight Student Projects

WHAT:   The Summer Internship Program Award Ceremony will close a free NJIT summer program for 17 middle and high school students.  The program offered a real-world education using parents, industry partners, college students, alumni and community leaders as mentors, advisors, staff and sponsors. Classes this summer included  

• Development of next-generation surgical tools after watching robotic surgery at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center;

• Planning a state-wide conference to build the "hospital of the future" 

• Starting entrepreneurial businesses

• Developing next generation cell phones

• Composing musical backgrounds using software technology

WHO: Student teams worked on creative projects to benefit sponsors such as St. Barnabas Healthcare System and Johnson & Johnson.  Students were from Belleville; Bridgewater; Budd Lake; East Orange; Edison; Harrison; Holmdel; Howell; Landing; Lincroft; Little Silver; Lodi; Manalapan; Maplewood, Marlboro, Martinsville; Mine Hill, Montville, Mt. Arlington; Newark; Orange; Paramus; Princeton; Raritan, South Brunswick; West Milford.

WHEN:  Aug. 7, 2008, 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 211 Warren Street, Conference Room 407

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.